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On the 'A' w/Souleo: Beverly Johnson Spills the 'Tee' on Golf and Writing Her Memoir

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Beverly Johnson is busy these days from celebrating the 40th anniversary of becoming the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue, to overseeing the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection, to completing a memoir.

Outside Monitor Needed To Clean Up Misconduct In Newark Police, Feds Say

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regular...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds: 75 Percent Of Newark Police Pedestrian Stops Unconstitutional

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-year federal investigation into the conduct of the Newark Police Department found that the vast majority of pedestrian stops con...

Jersey Boys

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That's the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts a name and face to that image.

Ready, Set, Resist: New Jersey Families Defend Public Education

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 07.27.2014 | Education
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Despite efforts to silence and outspend dissent, in city after city, in town after town, New Jersey students, parents and teachers are fighting for their public schools.

Newark, New York and Seattle: Recovering From Decades of Growing Inequality

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 07.16.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

For the first time in decades, there are signs that the country might have turned a corner with strong progressive economic promises and action that uplifts middle-income and working-class Americans instead of the wealthy few.

Newark Residents To Hit The Polls, Choose Booker's Successor

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ras Baraka, son of late militant poet and activist Amiri Baraka, declared victory Tuesday in the race to succeed Democratic U.S....

Estranged Husband Faces Murder In Wife's Fatal Stabbing

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2014 | Crime

(Recasts with arrest, details from prosecutor's office) By David Jones NEWARK, N.J., May 10 (Reuters) - A New Jersey man...

The Art of Impact with Malaria No More: Ray Chambers

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
One World with Deepak Chopra

There aren't many people who have had more of a dramatic impact on the health and wellbeing of children globally than Ray Chambers. In April 2011 Ray ...

Is 2014 the Year of Teacher Tenure Reform?

Mashea Ashton | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
Mashea Ashton

Every child deserves great teachers. Unfortunately, making sure we keep the best educators in our nation's classrooms is an ongoing battle.

Persistence: Reflections of a Life-Long Activist

Cami Anderson | Posted 05.17.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Persisting to demand equity was one of the hardest things I have ever worked with a group of people to accomplish. And I learned some tough lessons.

A Leadership Challenge in Newark

TNTP | Posted 05.07.2014 | Education
TNTP

How do we make room for bold and inspirational public servants if those who dare to take on big issues become largely vilified -- like Cami Anderson?

Stop And Frisk Is A Huge Problem In Newark

Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices

New data examined by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey reveals that stop and frisk is more than 10 times as common in Newark as it is i...

10 U.S. Cities That Desperately Need a Superhero

Ryan Nickum | Posted 04.27.2014 | Weird News
Ryan Nickum

During these troubled times, Tina Turner isn't the only one who needs a hero. Many of America's greatest cities are at risk of becoming modern-day Gothams.

Poverty, Politics, Racism and School Reform

Cami Anderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Education
Cami Anderson

Newark's inconvenient truth: Our poorest neighborhoods, disproportionately African American, contain some of the lowest-performing public schools in the country and have for a long time.

Turn Around and Find the Keys

Diann Woodard | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Diann Woodard

The need goes beyond calling on superintendents to behave more civilly. It extends to calling on school leaders to engage their communities in advocating for needed changes.

Breaking Down UFC 169

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining one of the biggest fight cards of the year are bantamweights Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, who will square off for the second time, after Barao took a unanimous decision in their first meeting to earn the promotion's interim title at UFC 149.

2013 a Year for Green Accomplishments: Looking Ahead as New Mayors Take the Helm

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.16.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

If 2013 was the "year of the bike share," will 2014 see continued growth in both the number of bikes and riders? Or will the novelty wear off and costs go up?

Innovative Enrollment Initiative Gives Students Real Choice

Mashea Ashton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Education
Mashea Ashton

Under universal enrollment, parents will simply fill out a single application to rank their top public district or charter school choices.

Voting for Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

More and more, it appears, people are not just voting with their feet to visit and use parks, but they are literally casting their ballots and voting with their pocketbooks to say that parks are crucial parts of their communities.

HERE COMES CORY

Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

By KATIE ZEZIMA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Cory Booker has come to Washington. The former Newark mayor will be swor...

Meet The Man Expected To Fill Cory Booker's Shoes

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. -- NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Now that Mayor Cory Booker, who brought a worldwide spotlight and hundreds of millions of dollars to Newark, is ...

Why Students Benefit When Grown-ups Collaborate for Race to the Top

Sabina Bharwani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sabina Bharwani

This dispute in New Jersey between the district and union falls in line with a national trend. Perhaps the most effective resolution is for the Obama administration to require unions to collaborate and remain active stakeholders in the full proposal process.

Booker Officiates New Jersey's First Gay Marriages

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) opened City Hall at 12:01 a.m. on Monday to officiate some of New Jersey's first same-sex marriages. Booker: "alr...

Six Teens Arrested After Alleged Train Rampage

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

Six teenagers were arrested and charged with gang assault and robbery early Sunday morning after taking part in an alleged rampage through a Hoboken-b...